Leatherman’s Loop Lottery Registration To Open Monday January 9th, 2012

Leatherman’s Loop News: Volume 26, Issue 1

The 26th Running of the Leatherman’s Loop will be on Earth Day: Sunday, April 22, 2012 at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation in Cross River, NY.

We are changing the registration process for the 2012 Leatherman’s Loop.

All runner registration this year will be via Loop Lottery.  The past five open registrations have closed in 3 months (2007), 34 days (2008), 16 hours (2009), 3 hours (2010), and 20 minutes (2011).

We really really really wanted to maintain the traditional open registration, but our experience over the past 5 years has led us to the conclusion that a lottery is best for the runners, the organizers, and the Loop. We felt this change will minimize the problems and frustrations encountered in the past.

Details about the Loop Lottery – Starts Monday, January 9th

The Loop Lottery will open Monday, January 9th, 2012 and close Monday, January 16, 2012 — 8 days total. There is no immediate rush to sign up — but don’t wait too long! Once the lottery is closed we won’t accept any new entrants.

To sign up, visit the Leatherman’s Loop website during the lottery registration period and there will be links to theregistration site.

Runners will enter their information into the lottery registration, including a credit card number.  Your credit card will not be charged unless you are picked in the Loop Lottery.

After the Loop Lottery entry closes on Monday, January 16th we will have the drawing for winners on or just after Monday, January 23rd.  Lottery winners and losers will be notified via email and winners will be charged the race entry fee (and t-shirt cost if ordered).

Everyone must realize that there are more runners than spots available so some folks are bound to be disappointed when they are unable to get in for 2012.  We hope everyone understands the reasoning behind the lottery and the course limits.

We have put together a list of frequently asked questions about the Loop Lottery. It addresses questions about registration for groups, multiple registrations, and other questions you might have.

This is relatively new to us and we are interested in making it as fair and hassle-free as possible. We appreciate any feedback or thoughts you have and can share with us. If you have any questions not covered above or in the Loop FAQ or the Loop Lottery FAQ, please get in touch via our contact form, via our email address leathermansloop@gmail.com, or ask your question in the website comments for this note.

Thanks! See you on the trails…

-Mike, Tony, Rob, and the Leatherman Harriers

 

2 Comments

  1. Will there be an opportunity to rescind the lottery if I am lucky enough to win? I’m an out of towner – I live in Kent, CT. I usually run the race with friends as a social event. If none of my friends get in then I would probably choose to opt out and give someone else an opportunity to run the race. Did you ever consider having several tiers of lottery?

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